Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as rampageous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Slang High-spirited; rampageous.

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  • adjective high-spirited
  • adjective rampageous

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Examples

  • Great White Horse, rendered the more conspicuous by a stone statue of some rampacious animal with flowing mane and tail, distantly resembling an insane cart – horse, which is elevated above the principal door.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • "In the main street of Ipswich, on the left-hand side of the way, a short distance after you have passed through the open space fronting the Town Hall, stands an inn known far and wide by the appellation of the 'Great White Horse,' rendered the more conspicuous by a stone statue of some rampacious animal with flowing mane and tail, distantly resembling an insane cart horse, which is elevated above the principal door."

    The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick"; with Some Observations on Their Other Associations,

  • White Horse, rendered the more conspicuous by a stone statue of some rampacious animal with flowing mane and tail, distantly resembling an insane cart-horse, which is elevated above the principal door.

    The Pickwick Papers

  • In the main street of Ipswich, on the left-hand side of the way, a short distance after you have passed through the open space fronting the Town Hall, stands an inn known far and wide by the appellation of the Great White Horse, rendered the more conspicuous by a stone statue of some rampacious animal with flowing mane and tail, distantly resembling an insane cart-horse, which is elevated above the principal door.

    The Pickwick papers

  • Everybody knows the story of another experimental philosopher who had a great theory about a horse being able to live without eating, and who demonstrated it so well, that he had got his own horse down to a straw a day, and would unquestionably have rendered him a very spirited and rampacious animal on nothing at all, if he had not died, four – and – twenty hours before he was to have had his first comfortable bait of air.

    Oliver Twist

  • Everybody knows the story of another experimental philosopher who had a great theory about a horse being able to live without eating, and who demonstrated it so well, that he got his own horse down to a straw a day, and would unquestionably have rendered him a very spirited and rampacious animal on nothing at all, if he had not died, four-and-twenty hours before he was to have had his first comfortable bait of air.

    Oliver Twist

  • a day, and would unquestionably have rendered him a very spirited and rampacious animal on nothing at all, if he had not died, four-and-twenty hours before he was to have had his first comfortable bait of air.

    Oliver Twist

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  • Though roommates complain he's voracious;

    And girls in alarm cry, "salacious",

    To parents the boy,

    Their bundle of joy,

    Is only a trifle rampacious.

    April 15, 2016